This easy, delicious recipe is our go-to for black bean soup. It's a plant based option among so many that call for sausage or other pork products. It shows us that you don't need meat to develop full, luscious flavors.
Beluga black lentils become a delectable canvas for colorful heirloom tomatoes enrobed in creamy burrata and a spicy basil chimichuri. It looks almost too beautiful to eat but each bite reveals classic Italian flavors that will have you licking the plate clean.
This beloved Italian classic is a testament to the country's artful simplicity in the kitchen. As we delve into this cherished recipe, we'll honor the time-honored traditions of Italian cuisine by starting with dried cranberry beans, which infuse the dish with unparalleled depth of flavor and an exquisite, creamy texture.
In the Basque region of France they don't soak their signature Tolosa beans, they slowly braise them with just water, salt and olive oil. Time and heat to transform even the dense beans from dry to creamy masterpieces. This method works just as well for all heirloom beans! Read more about my bean braising experiments...